Friday, May 19, 2006

Vehicular Traffic Problem in Cuttack

Cuttack, whose literary meaning is Fort, has occupied a prominent position in economic and political dimensions of Orissa. This thousand years city is squeezed between two rivers, Mahanadi and Kathajodi. It's population is increasing day by day and is around 10 lakhs currently. On an average one motor vehicle per household means more than one lakh vehicles and these are plying through the narrow lanes and roads of this closed city. National Highway no.5 which passes through the heart of Cuttack, is creating all sorts of problems. Accidents are common events in this highway. One of my colleague at ABIT , Sri. Kantilal Patnaik met with tragic accident on 12.05.2006 and departed from us. It is high time that the government should look into this ever growing problem with a long term vision and act accordingly very soon.

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